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Torch provides a new Catholic homily each week written specially for this web site by Dominican friars, and read by followers worldwide. Read more.

Corpus Christi

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). fr Robert Gay reflects on publicly witnessing to our faith. Read more

A Calm Spirit?

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year. fr Robert Gay uses the rule of St Benedict to reflect on the temptation to murmur. Read more

Blessings for All

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Solemnity of All Saints. fr Robert Gay presents the moral life as one which is offered to all, not to a chosen few. Read more

A Family in Crisis

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Feast of the Holy Family. Fr Robert Gay argues that the Holy Family in its moments of crisis is most powerfully a model for our own families. Read more

Daily Conversion

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Third Sunday of Lent. Fr Robert Gay urges us to see each day of our life as a time for penance and conversion. Read more

Not 'Of' the World

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Seventh Sunday of Easter. Fr Robert Gay helps us to understand what Christ means when he says that his disciples are not 'of' this world. Read more

What Sort of Dog?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Gay finds that today's Gospel particularly challenges him as a Dominican. Read more

Pointing in the Right Direction

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Gay asks us to consider whether our lives are effective signs. Read more

The Mission of Easter

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Third Sunday of Easter. Fr Robert Gay wants us to get excited. Read more

Take a Second Look

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Gay suggests that we need to recognise who we are in order to know who Christ is.

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to meet Jesus? Or perhaps wondered about what it would have been like to be sat in front of him as he spoke his parables and explained them? It would have been such a privilege to have heard him, to have seen the things that he did.

Yet time and again in the Gospel, we find that when Jesus speaks to people, or when he teaches and preaches, people simply didn't get it. It is easy to get frustrated when we read or listen to the Gospel, because people don't understand who Jesus is. They don't seem to understand what the message is about, and the power that the message might have. How could they be so blind?

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